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Successful education initiative for sanctuary

June 23, 2016 ALPENA — The education and outreach team at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary helped to get over 20 local and regional fourth-grade classrooms into the sanctuary through Every Kid in a Park... more »»

Multiyear landscaping project completed at Alcona County Library

June 23, 2016 MIKADO — A landscaping project years in the making was recently completed at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, according to Library Director Denise Bearre. more »»

Road commission seeks bids for house demolition

June 23, 2016 LINCOLN — The Alcona County Road Commission came to a consensus to demolition a decrepit house owned by the road commission located on property it owns. more »»

DHD No. 4 to offer free HIV testing

June 23, 2016 National HIV Testing Day is a reminder to get the facts, get tested and get involved to take care of yourself and your partner. Around 1. more »»

Flag ceremony

June 22, 2016 more »»

County to accept $25K for burned out house

June 22, 2016 ALPENA — Alpena County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee voted 2-1 to recommend the board of commissioners accept an insurance policy claim payment for $25,000 for a house on Avery Street,... more »»

APS board ratifies contracts with staff

June 22, 2016 ALPENA — The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education ratified tentative agreements with United Steelworkers 207, cooks and custodial, and 211, secretarial Monday evening. more »»

LaFramboise to retire after nearly 44 years working in mental health

June 22, 2016 ALPENA — If there is one thing Ed LaFramboise, director of Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health, has noticed in his nearly 44 years of working in mental health, is that services and... more »»

State residents wrongly sent Medicare letters

June 22, 2016 LANSING — The State of Michigan mistakenly sent out letters to several thousand people regarding changes to their Medicare Plan B premiums. more »»

United Way grants will help Alcona County programs

June 22, 2016 HARRISVILLE — A series of mini grants issued earlier this month to two Alcona agencies, among other agencies in the area, will help feed program participants in Alcona County. more »»

Green provide Wisconsin sanctuary update

June 22, 2016 ALPENA — Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Deputy Superintendent Russ Green gave a presentation to the Sanctuary Advisory Council on the status of the National Marine Sanctuary currently forming... more »»

Diggin' it up

June 21, 2016 more »»

Fire dept. cautions use of fireworks

June 21, 2016 ALPENA — As the Fourth of July holiday nears the numbers of illegal fireworks used in Alpena is on the rise. With it comes an increased threat of personal injury and property damag. more »»

Pollination Brigade working to boost pollinator species

June 21, 2016 ALPENA — Employees with the pollination/litter brigade, a group of supportive employment workers for the Northeast Michigan Rehabilitation Opportunity Center, are working to keep the community clea... more »»

Council hears reading of zoning ordinances

June 21, 2016 ALPENA — Alpena Municipal Council heard the first reading of a pair of zoning ordinance amendments for locations in the city which will be changed from residential two, residential family, to parkin... more »»

Long Lake Lights Festival this weekend

June 21, 2016 ALPENA — Coming Saturday will be the fun-filled 7th annual Long Lake Lights Festival at Long Lake Park. Events are scheduled to kick off at 9 a.m. with a South Beach Triathlon. more »»

Superintendents honor Jim Park

June 21, 2016 ALPENA — Northern Michigan school superintendents recently selected Alpena community member Jim Park as their winner of the prestigious 2016 Michigan Association of School Administrators Champion fo... more »»

Registration open for Carboard Regatta

June 21, 2016 ALPENA — It’s nearly time for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Maritime Festival’s 6th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, but before the races can begin, the boats must be built and entries... more »»

Old Bailey School ready for summer visitors

June 21, 2016 HARRISVILLE — Volunteers will begin summer hours for visitors at the Old Bailey School House located at the Sturgeon Point Light Station in Harrisville. more »»



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